“See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us His children, and that is what we are” (1 John 3:1a, NLT).
Yesterday I became upset because I made some errors in my devotional. I spelled “illusive” in the title as “elusive”. I used “their” instead of “there” in a sentence. I probably made more mistakes that I haven't discovered yet! This may not seem like much to some people, but it is to me‒especially when I send a mass devotional to hundreds. I want what I do for Him to be my best, and I have discovered that often it isn't. This failure is not really much compared to other ways I have failed. I have fallen short of what I need to be many times.
How often I forget that I am His child, and He loves me completely! Everything that I am or have belongs to Him, so my failure also belongs to Him. I can't hold on to my failure and allow it to keep me from trying to give Him my best. I must allow Him to have it. He understands where my failure began, and He alone can make it right. Because I love Him, and my heart longs to follow only His will, He takes my failure. He forgives and reclaims me. I decide to move away from doubt caused by my failure and step forward in faith in Him.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:3, NIV). He knows my heart, and He knows that any decision I make I will give to Him. I yearn for my plan to be His plan, and if it is not, I pray that He changes it. I want to be established in Him. I can do all things through Him. He gives me the strength for this day and for the next. As I continue to move forward in faith I will see His plan alive in my life. One step at a time will bring its reward.
Today I checked my spelling and grammar again. All appears well, but if I have made an unconscious error, it is not the end of the world. Because He knows I have committed my life and writing to Him‒one day at a time.